Short Hike to Double Arch

Castle Valley, Utah

4.4/5
based on 17 reviews

Details

Distance

0.56 miles

Elevation Gain

135 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Scott Kranz

This area has the largest collection of arches in the world, making this a great hike to not only explore the renowned double arch, but to take in quite a few others as well.

The hike to Double Arch is a relatively flat and easy hike of 0.5 miles roundtrip. You can add this to the rest of the quick spots you may want to visit on your visit to Arches.
This arch is created by two arches that shares the same stone as the foundation for their outer legs. This arch was formed by downward water erosion as opposed to the more common side-to-side erosion.

The good news is that there's a fair amount of parking at the parking lot, because visitors also tend to park there to visit the Windows section of the park.

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Reviews

This is definitely worth a stop along your drive through the park. Be sure to walk under the arches, they're a geological wonder!

A nice and easy hike to the beautiful arches. We made the mistake of going in the middle of the day when it was most crowded. Because the hike is very easy, it's a main attraction in the park. Still beautiful, though!

Go sit under these two arches. Being under two towering rock features with the sun casting shadows on you is incredible. And the "hike" is super short so it would be silly to miss this arch during your visit to Arches National Park.

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